If you have family or friends in the northeast, they are getting ready for a big winter storm. There is a blizzard warning is in effect f or New York City, Long Island, and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut. They could get a foot to 20 inches of snow with strong winds and gusts.
Today RadioShack said it would close almost 200 stores after the electronics retailer filed for its second bankruptcy in two years.
After a windstorm left 800,000 of its customers without power, a Detroit-based utility announced that it expects to restore service to all affected customers by midnight tonight, after an army of repair techs worked overnight amid single-digit temperatures. The storm was the most significant weather event Detroit Energy has experienced in its more than 100-year history.
Gonzaga got the number 1 seed in the West Regional for the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament. They will play South Dakota State Thursday in Salt Lake City.
FBI at SXSW, but no Jim Comey–Participants at South by Southwest festival wanting to hear from FBI Director Jim Comey will have to settle today for a subordinate. Comey, in political crosshairs from both directions in recent weeks and months, last week abruptly cancelled his planned Austin appearance because of scheduling conflicts. In his place will be national security expert, Jim Baker.
Former Vice President Joe Biden was at SXSW yesterday announcing his plan to create the Biden Cancer Initiative. He says his goal is to make cancer preventable and curable by the next generation. Biden lost his son Beau to cancer in 2015.
Baylor and SMU are only Texas schools in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Baylor is a number 3 seed and will take on New Mexico State in Tulsa on Thursday. SMU is another 6 seed and will play either Providence or USC.